University College London

Software & Web Development Apprentice - Higher (Level 4)

University College London (Employer)

Multiverse Group Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £20,738.00
40.0 hours per week Monday to Friday between 9:00am - 5:30pm. Shifts TBC.
21 months (duration)
27 September 2021(start date)
Software developer (apprenticeship standard)
Digital (route)
26 September 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

University College London are looking for a Software Engineering Apprentice to join their Instructional Systems Design (ISD) team. Within ISD, this position is in the ISD Apprenticeship Team, part of the IT Service and Operations department which manages the infrastructure and data platforms.


Duties involve:

  • Use industry standard tools to support development work – Defect Management (Jira), Source Control
  • Incident Management (Remedy Force), Continuous Integration (Jenkins) and other tools (e.g. SITS, Java, Oracle etc.)
  • To complete the work requested of your line manager, agreed with apprentice line manager at the beginning of each placement
  • Develop software using specialist programming techniques learned and technical expertise (with guidance)
  • Actively test developed software to find possible faults and make decisions on the most appropriate and effective technical approach for resolving a particular problem
  • Carry out unit testing on developed software or system
  • Perform fault fixes and at times make decisions on the best approach to resolving problems
  • Work as part of a team designing, building, testing and deploying a range of software across a number of different technologies within UCL. Software to include web sites, research and administrative applications, and learning and teaching applications

Future Prospects

After your Software Engineering apprenticeship, you can progress into a junior developer role (this includes web and app development). You'll have the skills to continue growing within a tech team, and have enough knowledge/experience to pick up new languages with ease. Software Engineering Level 4 will also provide a good foundation for transitioning into data science.

Reality Check

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

Skills Required

  • Strong desire to work in a collaborative way with other Developers and Designers
  • Proven interest in software engineerin

Qualities Required

  • You love to learn new things and solve problems
  • Great communication skills

Qualifications Required

  • Five GCSE grades C - A* (4-9) or equivalent, including English and maths
  • Level 3 qualification (A level, BTEC or equivalent)
  • Three months' prior coding experience

Training Provided

  • Training on the 18 month Level 4 Software Developer (SWE4) Apprenticeship Standard

Being a Multiverse apprentice means access to awesome social events, sports teams, insight/career days with other apprentices to grow your network, as well as your own personal Coach who will guide you through the qualification to help you achieve your full potential.

As part of your Multiverse apprenticeship, you will have access to our Future Leaders Foundation modules to help you develop the 6 key competencies: well-being, self-awareness, motivation, conscientiousness, effectiveness and grit.

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